A Cup of Health: Healthy Bones, Healthy You / Tuesday, November 28, 1:30 p.m. O’Neill Room
This one-hour session will teach participants about the importance of good bone health for overall wellness and longevity. Special emphasis is on osteoporosis and steps families can take to reduce their risk and stay healthy. The session will cover:
- Why bones are important to our overall health
- What is osteoporosis and osteopenia
- Risk factors, warning signs, and fractures
- Reducing risk of disease and injury
- Where to find more information and resources
This is the fifth in a series of five "Cup of Health" programs in 2023, presented by a community health educator with the Waukesha County Public Health Department. Free to attend. Advance registration is appreciated.
Coming Away With Winslow Homer / Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. O’Neill Room
Winslow Homer captures the very spirit of rocky coastlines with their backdrops of dramatic blustery skies and shimmering sands. His paintings have a rugged authenticity, emphasizing the dynamic struggle between humanity and the natural world. They illustrate a forthrightness and a direct, comprehensive way of telling a story – an American story – the strength and nobility of working men and women in their timeless heroic pose against “horizons both beckoning and foreboding.”
This program will survey the life and art of perhaps the greatest American painter of the nineteenth century, best known for his seascape and maritime works. Presented by Professor Karri Fritz-Klaus of Cornerstone History Symposium.
Join us for the third lecture in a five part series, “The Great Awakening: Painters of America.” Mark your calendars for the remaining presentations (1/9: Edward Hopper, 2/6: Wolf Kahn). Free to attend. No registration required.
Preservation of Everyday Strangers Framed by Edward Hopper / Tuesday, January 9, 6:30 p.m. O’Neill Room
Edward Hopper, with his simplicity of form and blocked flat colors, captured the emotional character of his subjects, whether they be a customer sitting in a diner, a midnight streetscape in Greenwich Village, or a Victorian Painted Lady mansion on the shores of Maine. His métier is famous for emphasizing its emptiness and lonely isolation.
This program will survey the life and works of the most important realist painter of 20th century America, known for his keen observations and interpretations of the everyday. Presented by Professor Karri Fritz-Klaus of Cornerstone History Symposium.
Join us for the fourth lecture in a five part series, “The Great Awakening: Painters of America.” Free to attend. No registration required.
EGBC Winter Lecture Series: Enjoy, Engage, Explore! Birding in Wisconsin / Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m. O’Neill Room
Join Spence Stehno, president of the Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club, as he discusses birding basics and current issues affecting bird populations in Wisconsin. Anyone with an interest in birds is welcome – from novice to advanced!
Join us for the fourth program in the Elm Grove Beautification Committee Winter Lecture Series, with partner support from the Elm Grove Library. Free to attend. No registration required.
Getting Ready for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse / Saturday, January 20, 11:00 a.m. O'Neill Room
On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Join us as amateur astronomer Ted Schaar prepares us for the big day! This event will cover information about when, where, and how to view the eclipse safely. Free to attend. No registration required.
Presenter Ted Schaar is a writer and amateur astronomer with a lifelong interest in science. Since 2000, he has occasionally set up a telescope at local libraries for visitors to view objects such as the Sun; lunar craters, mountains, and plains; and the planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus.
Wolf Kahn: Bliss in the Struggle / Tuesday, February 6, 6:30 p.m. O’Neill Room
Across the broad spectrum of his long and prolific career, Wolf Kahn created his own unique Color Field style – combining the luminosity of Turner, sweeping brushstrokes of Rothko, and Impressionistic palette of Monet, with Abstract Realism. Experience the serenity of his work as we walk through a Kahn forest, stop to gaze at a Kahn October barn, and meander along a Kahn riverbank spying an approaching rain. No matter what struggle life bring our way, you will feel the bliss . . . and be content!
Join us for the final lecture in the series, “The Great Awakening: Painters of America.” Presented by Professor Karri Fritz-Klaus of Cornerstone History Symposium. Free to attend. No registration required.
Normal Aging, Dementia, and Brain Health: What should I know? / Thursday, February 15, 1:00 p.m. O’Neill Room
As we age, we often find ourselves more concerned about our memory. We also may hear from others that we are “losing it” or not functioning as they believe we have or should be. We may also be mulling ways to increase our overall health, including our brain health.
Join us to discuss normal aging changes, signs for concern, next steps to take for your health, and how Waukesha County can provide support and resources. Presented by dementia care specialists with the Waukesha County ADRC. Free to attend. Please register for this program in advance.